Hot Chocolate Calla

This is one of my very favorite plants in my garden.

Zantedeschia  ‘Hot Chocolate Calla’.

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I have many clumps of them around my gardens. Most are located in partial sun with good drainage.  I leave them out over the winter here in Zone 7.

I did dig up dozens of round rhizomes last fall to share as gifts at a Christmas gathering.

The deep, dark burgundy blooms look almost black in low light.

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The bright green leaves have clear streaks that appear silver.

Their 2′ to 3′ height means they fit in well as the second or third line back in a bed.

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The spathe and spadix blooms have a lovely shape from any point of view.

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The blooms rise above the leaves and stand out on their tall stems.

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I have several other callas which will bloom later.

Hot Chocolate is by far my best bloomer.

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